This is the second year in a row that freeze-up of Western Hudson Bay ice has come earlier than average. Movement of tagged bears and reports by folks on the ground in WH show some polar bears are starting to hunt seals on the sea ice that’s developing along the shore. It’s unlikely that a […]

via W Hudson Bay freeze-up earlier than average for 2nd year in a row, polar bear hunt resumes — polarbearscience

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“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

LONG LINE FISHING IMPACTS MANY SPECIES!

Long line fishing has a HUGE impact on a large variety of species, pushing some toward the slippery slope of extinction. Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles, Albatross, many Shark species, Sea  Birds of all kinds, are all far too often  victims, as these are tempted to take the bait on these long lines, or get tangled up in it while doing so.

     Up to 25% of long line catches are thrown back (mostly dead) as waste into the sea. Long lines are called, ‘the Curtain of Death’.

     The U.S. has banned long lines from near the west coast, but much more needs to be done. Protection of those species vulnerable to  the trap of long lines around the world  (length of line varies from 1 mile to 100 miles long) is required ASAP. To stop this unacceptable ocean waste a world- wide ban is desperately needed.

    Wherever you live in the World, write , email or call your local and national politicians to help put and end to this devastating fishing practice… and do this often .

TM

P.S. CANADIANS- write to your Member of Parliament, right now! And get your friends to do the same…